A master’s degree in Actuarial Science and Statistics is designed to fit the needs of students in actuarial science, statistics or related fields. You have an option to take a wide range of courses in statistics, actuarial science, data analysis, as well as computer science. The curriculum is designed to provide a strong training in quantitative and statistical reasoning as well as skills using statistical software including R and SAS. The program is flexible enough to allow students to concentrate courses in either actuarial science or statistics, and can provide a combination of course in Statistics and Computer Science for those interested in the field of Data Science.
Through the Actuarial Science and Statistics program at the University of Central Missouri, students will be prepared to expand their knowledge in mathematics, statistics, actuarial modeling, finance and economics. Students have access to a modern computer laboratory, equipped with a wide range of statistical software.
To be accepted into this program, a student must have an undergraduate major in mathematics, or coursework equivalent to a UCM major in mathematics, actuarial science or statistics with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in upper-level mathematics, actuarial science, or statistics courses. A student not meeting these minimum standards may consult the School of Computer Science and Mathematics for possible acceptance on a conditional basis.